BANG Images primarily takes a photojournalistic approach to wedding photography. There will be a mix of posed images and candid ones. Most often it is better to document than interrupt. I enjoy raw emotion and authentic interactions between people, but thanks to my art background I also love an interesting pose. Your photographs will be in bold colors (with the occasional black & white versions) and rich contrasts
between dark and light.
BANG Images primarily takes a photojournalistic approach to wedding photography. There will be a mix of posed images and candid ones. Most often it is better to document than interrupt. I enjoy raw emotion and authentic interactions between people, but thanks to my art background I also love an interesting pose. Your images will be in bold colors (with the occasional black & white versions)and rich contrasts between dark and light.
• Schedule a meeting.
• We'll create your package.
• I'll create your contract and you'll sign it and pay the reservation fee.
• If you opted for an engagement session, we'll plan, schedule it, and photograph together.
• If you had an engagement session, you'll view your gallery two weeks after the session (and have the option to use an image for Save-the-Date cards).
• We'll speak again two months before your wedding. I'll give you a questionnaire to fill out and a Posed Portraits Checklist.
• I'll create a timeline in regards to photography on your wedding day.
• We'll schedule our last meeting for a month before your date, either in person or over the phone to go over the details of your wedding day.
Things to think about when planning:
• Couples in Alabama spend an average of $20,000 on a wedding.
• Wedding photography uses 10-20% of your budget. If you spend $20,000 on your wedding, you'll likely spend between $2000 and $4000 on your wedding photographs.
• If you are planning a destination wedding, most wedding photographers charge a travel fee. BANG Images charges $.55 per mile outside of the city of Birmingham.
• Weddings that are more than 120 miles from the city of Birmingham will require overnight accommodations and this becomes an add-on to the wedding contract.
• Your photographer or photographers (depending on your package) will arrive at the agreed upon time.
• We will follow the timeline shared with you at our last meeting.
• BANG Images will document more than interrupt following our photojournalistic style.
• A small portion of the day will be devoted to your posed portrait list.
• Fun will be had by all and gorgeous, meaningful photographs will be created!
General Wedding Day Timeline
• Preparation and detail photos = 1.5 hours
• First Look, Couple's individual portraits, and portraits together = 1 hour
• Wedding Party and Family Posed Photographs (approximately 1 dozen posed images of each or 24 groupings) = 1 hour
• Couple rests, Photographer(s) prepare for ceremony = 1 hour
• Ceremony and Time before Reception (possible travel) = 1 hour
• Reception =3.5 hours
• You can rest easy knowing the first thing I do when I get home from your wedding is upload your images to my computer and then to an external hard drive. (That means they'll be safely stored in three places until their completion- on the original SD cards, my hard drive, and my external hard drive.)
• It takes approximately 8 weeks to cull and edit your wedding day images.
• Afterwards, your jpeg files will be uploaded to your own password-protected gallery for viewing purposes.
• If you purchased the digital files, a custom flash drive will be mailed to you, and while you wait, you will be able to download files from your gallery.
• Depending on your package details, printed images and/or album(s) may be included and may be ordered.
• Even if you did not originally include digital files, printed images, or album(s) in your package; you may still place orders once you have received your gallery link.
• It takes approximately two weeks to get printed images once ordered and one month to create your book(s).
• We'll meet once more if you have placed orders beyond digital files.
This is a behind the scenes look at several different scenarios. You'll see excerpts from a family session, an individual portrait session, and a wedding day. The wedding was photographed at Historic Rucker Place in Birmingham, Alabama. The videographer was Audrey Reid. Enjoy!